Just Google It

April 8, 2018
by Dee Renaud

Lately, I've been googling everything. If I need a recipe, I can google it. If I want to know how many calories or carbs are in a certain food, I can google it. If I want to find out where a restaurant is located in a city when I'm travelling, I can google it. If I want to find the words for a song, I can google it.

It seems as if there's nothing that I can't google and get an answer to. Google helps me find exactly what I'm looking for.

According to Wikipedia, Google has become the most widely used web-based search engine.

Isn't it too bad that many people will never use the Bible, God's Word for His people, to look for answers to their questions about life.

In the Bible we can find:

  • Comfort in times of sorrow
  • Help and guidance to make important decisions
  • Hope and encouragement in times of trouble
  • Knowledge of good and evil
  • Stories about ordinary people just like us who have done extraordinary things
  • God's plan of salvation through His Son Jesus

God reveals Himself to us through the Bible. When we read God's Word daily, we learn more and more about Who God is: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. It's one thing to know about God, but another to know God.

When we realize that we are sinners who need God, and we accept Jesus as our Lord and Saviour, then we become children of God the Father, we begin a personal relationship with Jesus the Son, and God the Holy Spirit begins to work in our hearts and our lives.

If we want to know God and discover His will for our lives, then we need to read the Bible regularly. God's Word is dependable and true, so we know that the answers that we find in it are true.

Psalm 119:105 – Your word is a lamp to guide me and a light for my path. (GNT)

The Bible is a unique book among those ever written because it was penned by some forty individuals who were inspired by the Holy Spirit over thousands of years.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 – All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching the truth, rebuking error, correcting faults, and giving instruction for right living, so that the person who serves God may be fully qualified and equipped to do every kind of good deed. (GNT)

Most people have a Bible in their home, but how many take time out of their day to read it? Do you?

Prayer: Heavenly Father, we thank You for giving us Your Word, the Bible, to be our guide through life. Help us to remember that we can always depend on the Bible to guide us and teach us so that we can become more and more faithful in following You. Help us to take time every day to read Your Word and to listen for Your voice. We want to know You better day by day. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.

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Dee Renaud <deerenaud25@gmail.com>
Sauble Beach, Ontario, Canada

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1 Comment

  • PresbyCan Feedback says:

    Thanks for the good word, Dee.


    Good word Dee.
    Blessings.


    Hi Dee
    Thank you for the knock on the head.


    Dear Dee
    And… we can Google the Bible.
    God bless you and thank you for your very important message.


    Dee:
    Another inspiration from God. Way to go. I’m glad you are doing this. And I liked the line: Most people have a Bible in their home, but how many take time out of their day to read it? Do you? That hit home to me.


    I do the same and for the Bible too.
    I am old enough to remember searching a concordance for references, now we have wonderful tools like Bible Gateway.
    What a blessing.
    The Bible is the greatest reference of all!


    I must admit I google all the time but I also must tell you I looked up the words “I am the way”. It gives Bible chapter and verse what different versions say. I did not expect it to give me this information but thought why not see what it says. I had been going to the Concordance but was amazed it was there. Many things I google it will say the Bible version – gives this explanation for that.
    (ON)


    Thank you so much for your devotional in getting us to be aware of how we ought to read the Bible more. Thank you for the verses that you mentioned and how you encourage everyone to read the Bible more. As an 86 year old I agree with you and I only wish that I had read the Bible more and studied it more thoroughly through the years. I am reading it more now than ever before and am so grateful that I can read and share some of my readings. Several years ago I learned that Billy Graham regularly read 1 Proverb and 5 Psalms every day. Over two years ago I did it regularly and found that when I start on the 1st of the month it makes for a good discipline.
    Keep on writing your encouraging devotionals.


    I want to tell you how Psalm 119:105 has been a favorite for years and last year we sang it. Also, I was asked to sing Amazing Grace for the funeral and I decided to google John Newton. I was fascinated to learn that before he was converted the devotional “The Imitation Of Christ” especially pricked his conscience and spoke to his heart. As a result I reread that old devotional which I learned was written from 1420-27 by going to google as well, and when I looked up Thomas A. Kempis I got a neat quote that I had not discovered before in relation to John 14:6…”Without the Way, there is no going. Without the Truth there is no knowing. Without the Life there is not living.” How we need Jesus as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Thank you again for your neat devotional that really hit home in getting to the Bible. Blessings.

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